Yenmi Tang is an attorney in Jackson Walker’s Houston office with experience in numerous types of employment based immigration matters. In her practice, Yenmi works closely with clients on specialty occupation, outstanding ability, and investment related visas. Yenmi has notable experience advising foreign nationals with their EB-1A, National Interest Waiver, and EB-5 investor petitions to assist clients in obtaining lawful permanent resident status in the United States.
Yenmi was a summer associate at Jackson Walker in 2017 and 2018.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Yenmi was a Marvin D. Nathan Fellow with the Anti-Defamation League, a role in which she performed legal research on civil rights issues, such as hate crimes statutes and free speech on university campuses, and drafted analysis on the treatment of social media platforms as public forums and related First Amendment implications. Yenmi also served as a judicial intern to the Hon. David Hittner of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. While with the Southern District, Yenmi honed her skills in and around the courtroom by researching legal issues and drafting orders related to the RICO Act; reviewing motions, pleadings, and memoranda to verify case law citations; and observing courtroom proceedings for civil and criminal cases.
B.A., cum laude, Trinity University
J.D., cum laude, University of Houston Law Center
- Houston Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor
- Lex Award
- Anti-Defamation League, Marvin D. Nathan Fellow, 2018
- Anti-Defamation League, Glass Leadership Institute Class of 2019
- Author, “Government Shutdowns and Immigration Processes: What to Expect,” Jackson Walker Insights (September 2023)
- Author, “USCIS Confirms New Version of Form ETA 9089 is Required for Schedule A and National Interest Waiver I-140 Petitions,” Jackson Walker Insights (August 2023)
- Co-Author, “A Primer on Understanding Oil and Gas Transportation Agreements and Identifying Key Issues,” The University of Texas School of Law Continuing Legal Education (March 2020)
- University of Houston Law Center Energy and Environmental Law Society, Former Treasurer
- Asian Law Students Association, Former Member
December 4, 2023Newsletters
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September 29, 2023Insights
By Yenmi Tang
If Congress does not pass appropriations legislation or a stopgap spending bill by September 30, 2023, the federal government will experience a shutdown on October 1, 2023. A federal government shutdown will disrupt certain U.S. immigration processes and visa programs, but not all of them. Immigration agencies that rely on appropriations from the federal government will shut down, while fee-funded agencies will continue to operate.
August 24, 2023Newsletters
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August 8, 2023Insights
USCIS Confirms New Version of Form ETA 9089 is Required for Schedule A and National Interest Waiver I-140 Petitions
By Yenmi Tang
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has confirmed the submission requirements for the new Form 9089 Application for Permanent Employment Certification, specifically for Schedule A and National Interest Waiver I-140 petitions.
April 24, 2023Newsletters
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April 21, 2022Newsletters
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June 30, 2020Newsletters
Explore the accomplishments of our diverse attorneys and their involvement within our communities during the first half of 2020.
April 20, 2020Speaking Engagements
Insights From the Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Conference: Midstream Primer, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the Sand Paper
During the 46th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute and Fundamentals program, Jesse S. Lotay, Matt Cavenaugh, Liz Freeman, and Reagan Marble presented the latest oil and gas developments.